"One of the things I've found people respond to in my story is that doing the hard thing, even if you're nervous or scared, that living with authenticity and integrity is worth it in the long run. It's the way we can honor God, who created us."
In an Op-Ed yesterday, the National Catholic Reporter, a major independent Catholic newspaper, detailed a compelling critique of San Francisco Archbishop Salvator Cordileone's involvement in the March for Marriage rally last Thursday in Washington, DC, where hundreds rallied against marriage equality before marching to the Supreme Court. The poignant editorial was an important step uplifting the voices of lay Catholics who understand and advocate for marriage equality in the context of their faith.
Peter Sprigg is a man who, if his stated "logic" were allowed to play out the way he wants, would find LGBT people literally thrown in jail, perhaps on some remote non-American island somewhere, for simply being gay.
“Clipped Wings”, a short documentary about the discriminatory policies of the Boy Scouts, tells the story of Liam Easton-Calabria, a candidate for the rank of Eagle who came out before the BSA allowed gay Scouts. The film also follows Geoff McGrath, a Scoutmaster who was ejected from Scouting because of his sexuality.
Over a dozen Roman Catholic parishioners marched in yesterday's Chicago pride parade in solidarity with the Chicago chapter of DignityUSA, an independent ministry for LGBT Catholics, making a bold statement for LGBT equality amidst an environment of opposition within the Church as a whole.